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The third record from Genesis at their early-1970's peak! 1971 second UK press with gatefold cover!
If Genesis truly established themselves as progressive rockers on Trespass, Nursery Cryme is where their signature persona was unveiled: true English eccentrics, one part Lewis Carroll and one part Syd Barrett, creating a fanciful world that emphasized the band's instrumental prowess as much as Peter Gabriel's theatricality. Which isn't to say that all of Nursery Cryme works. There are times when the whimsy is overwhelming, just as there are periods when there's too much instrumental indulgence, yet there's a charm to this indulgence, since the group is letting itself run wild. Even if they've yet to find the furthest reaches of their imagination, part of the charm is hearing them test out its limits, something that does result in genuine masterpieces, as on "The Musical Box" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed," two epics that dominate the first side of the album and give it its foundation. If the second side isn't quite as compelling or quite as structured, it doesn't quite matter because these are the songs that showed what Genesis could do, and they still stand as pinnacles of what the band could achieve.
|A1||The Musical Box||10:31|
|A2||For Absent Friends||1:47|
|A3||The Return Of The Giant Hogweed||8:12|
|B2||Harold The Barrel||3:00|
|B4||The Fountain Of Salmacis||7:54|
Original Release Year: 1971
Catalog #: CAS 1052
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Used - Cover in overall great shape, light to moderate edge wear. 2" seam split starting on spine. Vinyl has several light scratches, nothing deep and plays like VG+. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.